Gwinnett resident having difficulty paying for plumbing and septic tank repairs may qualify for assistance through a partnership between Gwinnett Water Resources and Gwinnett/Walton Habitat for Humanity.
For 2022, Gwinnett County has allocated up to $1 million to Habitat for Humanity in partnership with the Water Resources Assistance Program to help fund home plumbing repairs and septic system conversions and repairs. The allocation comes from Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.
“We are so excited about the WRAP program and the number of households we will be able to help with this program funding,” said Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Brent Bohanan. “We have been searching for ways to increase the number of families we can serve in Gwinnett County with home repairs. This program will allow us to increase our impact by 400% over the next five years. It will also allow us to provide much needed plumbing repairs for those in need in our community.”
Qualified residents can apply for home plumbing repairs associated with damage caused by leaks, retrofitting of toilets, faucets, and showerheads, as well as repair or replacement of failing septic systems. To qualify, applicants’ household income cannot exceed 60% of area median income annually, based on family size, and applicants must also own and reside in the home where repairs are needed.
For more information on the Water Resources Assistance Program, click here.